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for example, madison is often seen as lieutenant of jeffersons who claimed credit for drafting the virginia staff for religious freedom atop the virginia general assembly in 1986 and in fact checkers than was wise enough or perhaps we should say machiavellian enough to sketch his own gravestone on which he said that he wanted included statements that he was the author of the declaration of independence and of the virginia religious freedom besides father of university of virginia and this is commonly the way we understand the process that led to the establishment of a secular government in the old dominion. but if you think about it, you realize that jefferson was claiming credit for some team for which madison should get a lot, not he and the reason it most commonly when we discuss a particular legal enactment, we credit the politician who is the prelude to get through the legislature, perhaps the chief executive has stressed that was the leading element of this program and so for example when it comes to the voting rights act of 1965, we don't say which should steer attorney on the senate
in piedmont, virginia which then was essentially the frontier about 100 miles inland. he was born in orange county to the wealthiest man in the county and one might have expected that he was interested in studying medicine he would go off to edinburgh or interested in studying law he would go to london or if he had no interest in either of those he might spend some time as most of his peers did at the colonial college. the only college south of princeton in colonial america, william and mary. when the time came he did none of these and the reason was what he sometimes referred to as his for constitution. he was perennially unwell and he fought as people did at the time that williamsburg was a disease ridden environment. they thought the vapours made you sick. he decided to go off to what was then called the college of new jersey. what we now call princeton. this was going to have a very important effect on his political career. there was a significant distinction to be made in those days between princeton and william and mary. william and mary was not a rigorous academic environment. it was
care of college for me, so i don't have to worry too much about that. >> coming up next, virginia governor bob mcdonnell. he was this your speaker at christopher newport university. this is a liberal arts schools 50th anniversary. more than 1000 graduates listened to his keynote in newport news. his remarks or about 20 minutes. [applause] >> good morning. thank you so much for that very warm welcome. thank you for being in charge of the diplomas and putting me in charge of the weather. i appreciate that very much. un rosemary have done a remarkable job here, along with the board and the faculty and staff, to create an incredible, world-class university where you put the students first. and i thank you for that vision. i want to congratulate all of the families, the parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, children, all who are here today with us. this great graduating class of 2012, i want to say go, panthers. while we are saluting the parent, i might as well set thank you to all the mothers that are here with us. we owe you a great debt of gratitude for raising these great young
reaction from the white house right here. >> virginia isn't just for lovers but swing voters. the newest battleground state may be the most critical. both campaigns zero in on the commonwealth as new campaigns show the president ahead. two words to keep in mind regarding virginia. gender gap. >> mitt romney condemning the planned the handling of the blind dissident. >>> this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. we start with april jobs report. unemployment fell 8.1%. that appears to be people because stopped looking for work. the economy added 115,000 jobs while the percentage of adults working or looking for work fell to the lowest level in more than 30, 3-0, years. after three strong months this report may not be enough to make marches sluggish numbers look like some sort of blip. every jobs report becomes more important. statements saying the april numbers confirm, quote, telltale warning signs that the recovery has stalled. moments ago, romney called the jobs report very disappointing. >> we should be seeing numbers in the 500,000
for the white gop front-runner mitt romney campaign in virginia they, does days before hisident kicks off campaign in richmond. and newt gingrich visiting is where het this will end his campaign. brianne carter has a look ahead. romney heads to battleground virginia today. former massachusetts governor is to talk about the economy. is visit comes one day after a york where he joined forces with rudy deleon 8 to localzas to firefighters. rudi juliani. virginia is expected to be one statesel a battleground that could determine the election. in 2008, obama became the first amocrat to carry virginia in presidential race in 44 years. also expected in northern virginia today, newt gingrich. is expected this afternoon to campaign.uspended the made in advance announcement site. web >> i will officially suspended of a press part event. to know first because you're help is vital. >> it is expected to be a busy for republicans in virginia. event is at 3:00 this afternoon. tonight mitt romney is join with virginia governor bob mcdonnell and pentagon city for a fundraiser. brianne carter, abc 7 news.
rallies of the 2012 presidential race are torgting ohio and virginia, two swing state that is may be critical to winning re-election. mike vie carous has the preview. good morning. >> good morning to you, alex. this is the kick off of the obama 2012 campaign. the president and first lady are making two stops to ohio and virginia. they are not just swing states. they are swing cities as well. they look at the map and determine within the battleground states, what are the cities that voted for president bush in 2004 and voted for president barack obama in 2008? columbus, ohio and richmond, virginia are two such cities. you'll see a lot of visits from romney and president obama. the president and first lady started off today in cleveland then on to richmond. one difference you are going to be seeing, this is an official campaign event. there's not much difference between the events since president obama announced the re-election bid and what we have seen. the president is expected to sharply go out after mitt romney, name him by name. the president hasn't done a lot of it in a little
a few sprinkles in northern calvert county entered charles county. northern neck of virginia crossing into st. mary's county. and in shenandoah county we have a few light sprinkles and in martinsburg. some sunshine this midday and afternoon. cannot rule out a stray showers in afternoon and evening 30% chance of. 82 degrees later. >> travel times look great on 95 between fredericksburg and springfield. also good in baltimore. looks good on the beltway all of it. quiet on 270 70, the greenway, 66 between centreville and the beltway. no projects on 50 right now between annapolis and the new york avenue and again across the potomac river. more to come with newschopper 7 in a little while. now to news. >> we will start with major developments this morning. in the february shooting death of all men in culpeper. police announced yesterday one of their officers has been charged with the murder of patricia cook. >> the officer of's mother is facing charges. >> culpeper county police officer daniel harmon-wright has been indicted, accused of shooting and killing 54-gerald patricia cook, a drive
to the northeast. the potomac from the northern virginia into a saint county and crossing the river into calvert county. few 70-degree readings. 62 in leesburg, 65 in 65 ington, virginia, bethesda. high temperatures 82 degrees dropping.ity will become senate around lunchtime. a stray showers later on this afternoon. >> we will start with the drones now used reconnaissance in afghanistan possibly flying over northern virginia if. mcdonnell thinks be an asset in our region. brianne carter joins us to tell they could be used >> good morning. that's right. the governor now says he in northern virginia itr the next couple years could be the criteria to use drones to monitor the roads and other areas. he says he believes the idea great.e new support for additional eyes in the sky to fight crime. >> i think it's great to use technology to make law- more productive, manpower, and safer. we use it on the battlefield. virginia governor bob became the latest virginia leader to support police using drones. >> i believe if you are keeping officers safe and making productive and saving using this in a
of jeffersons who claimed credit for drafting the virginia staff for religious freedom atop the virginia general assembly in 1986 and in fact checkers than was wise enough or perhaps we should say machiavellian enough to sketch his own gravestone on which he said that he wanted included statements that he was the author of the declaration of independence and of the virginia religious freedom besides father of university of virginia and this is commonly the way we understand the process that led to the establishment of a secular government in the old dominion. but if you think about it, you realize that jefferson was claiming credit for some team for which madison should get a lot, not he and the reason it most commonly when we discuss a particular legal enactment, we credit the politician who is the prelude to get through the legislature, perhaps the chief executive has stressed that was the leading element of this program and so for example when it comes to the voting rights act of 1965, we don't say which should steer attorney on the senate judiciary staffer at the actual language of the votin
they dropped him off. republican frank wolf of virginia said he called beijing to relay his request for clinton to visit him in the hospital. >>> just a moment ago, you said chen would like to to go the united states on secretary clinton's plane. any chances that would happen. >> it seems unlikely, but there is pressure building to do something. pressure has been put on him. his security is responsibility of obama administration. >>> today mitt romney took time out for hammering the pot on the economy economy to hammer him on national security. he had some help. carl cameron shows us. >> reporter: two days in a row campaigning in virginia virginia a state barack obama run in 2008 and joining mitt romney on the trail the conservative governor a vice presidential prospect and tea party fire brand. >> this is what victory looks like. take a look around. [ applause ] >> reporter: michele bachmann dropped out the race and waited four months to endorse romney. today, virginia governor bob mcdonald he would consider the number two job, side by side by romney he blasted the current commander in chief.
. we have a couple things to look out for in virginia. first we have a crash on the left side of the roadway in the inner loop. at the dulles toll road, a crash there. ambulance is on the scene, so are police. also you have to look out for roadwork on the inner loop. this is in between little river turnpike and gallows. you'll see a work zone setup there. also another work zone setup, and only the right lane will get you by. the inner loop past i-66 as you make your way toward the dulles toll road. if you're taking the beltway in montgomery county, no issues from the american legion bridge all the way through prince george's county as you make your way to the wilson bridge. nice and clear in both directions. aaron and eun, back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:32. today a local elementary school will close its doors. louisa county middle school will hold a closing ceremony for thomas jefferson elementary school tonight. the school along with others in the area suffered major damage from last year's earthquake. students have been attending classes in temporary facilities. officials
madison's house and a fellow at the virginia foundation for the humanities and now she is the author of this book, "a slave in the white house" paul jennings and the madisons. and i might add she has also appeared on "the daily show" which you may be interested in seeing. i met death when she came with the manuscript here the library and in the reading room she realized that the library's collections of papers of leading colonial national figures contained papers and information about people who are not those people that other people, the people who surrounded them and very often those people were slaves. that information takes the form of mentions and letters journals and records but sometimes they consist of letters written by the slaves themselves. this is a case of paul jennings, the paul jennings letters that beth found in the dolley madison papers. often, it's interesting to revise documents like these survived often because they were swept up into the papers of prominent people, people who were recognized for being prominent and in some cases we can assume these records are th
and carroll county near the pennsylvania border. 57 at reagan national. that includes much of virginia into west virginia, shorthan sh valley, it's in the low to mid-50s. much of northern virginia, but closer to washington as you get into maryland the high mace only be in the 70s. even around the bay and the eastern side of the bay, highs may reach near 70 degrees. could get showers and thunderstorms out of the mountains rolling east toward the metro area by late afternoon is the way it looks right now. for the d.c. metro area, we should have temperatures in the 60s by 9:00, a little sunshine in and out through the noontime and during the afternoon up around 80 or so. there may be a thunderstorm rolling in west to east and may linger into the afternoon. another update in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? >> along 50, this is your commu commute. as you make your way inbound, travel lanes are open. at 301 at the beltway you're traveling around 60 miles an hour. westbound at chambers road taking away the right side of the roadway. right now travlt lanes are open and you're clear if you
>>> battle ground, virginia. >> president obama and mitt romney keeping their eyes on the commonwealth prize as the key win in the race for the white house and both contenders are making a big push right now to sway virginia voter their way. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> good morning. it is 6:00 on this friday, may 4th, 2012. happy friday, everyone. happy friday eve -- or no, not happy friday. we're on the eve of cinco de mayo. that is what i meant to say. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome back. tucker barnes is here to talk about the weather. >> today, wfer a chance of storms and some could be on the strong side later this afternoon. got to be ready for it. you know we are talking windy conditions and potential for some cloud-to-ground lightning being maybe some hail, that cieched thing. -- today, we have a chance of storms and some could be on the strong side later this afternoon. , maybe some hail, that kind of thing. during the evening hours last night, we had some storms. >> i didn't see anything. or i slept right through it. >> woke me
' tim hightower. virginia battles the fighting irish in lacrosse with a ticket to the final four. >>> and one of the newlyweds looks to keep his streak going. first, the battle of the beltways. good news and bat news for stephen strasburg as he took the hill against the orioles. i like to get the bad over with first. he mentioned tightness in his biceps. and was tank out in the 5th. the great, he pitched well and then he did some things we didn't know he could do. wilson betemit with a fly ball. harper has it, only he does not. that's en error. third of the season for harper. betemit would later score. bottom of the 3rd. nats down 3-0. harper with 2 on. you know he can do this with the bat. flies to right field. nick markakis lays it out. can't hold on to the snow cone. ball comes out. strasburg scores fold by espinosa. dep cities now 3-2. top of the 44th. 3-3. strasburg, see you, he is poe zito. jesus flores just homered. this is stephen strasburg and oh, my goodness. omg as the young gidz like to say. it clears the wall for his first career home run. he had two hits on the day
a few states. ohio, virginia, florida. >> i agree the hispanic vote is important. >> just a number, karl. you carried in 2004 44% of the hispanic vote. what was john mccain in -- >> 31%. >> 31%. can mitt romney win with 31% of the hispanic vote? >> oh, sure. because romney had two problems. he had 5 million fewer republicans -- >> mccain did. >> mccain, excuse me. he had 5 million fewer republicans turn out to vote and he also had 3 million fewer veterans. that was one of the interesting things to me. lowest number of veterans to vote in a modern presidential election, percentage turnout among veterans with clearly an authentic war hero. >> but romney's -- or the republican national committee's hispanic liaison yesterday said i think if i was quoted accurately said candidate romney, governor romney does not yet know what his immigration policy is. >> look, he's got a problem on this issue and he's got a problem with this voter group, but having said that he's also got a big advantage. stake a look at the attitudes inside the latino community. here's the issue of jobs in the economy. here
excuses, make things happen. now as i close, i have one last request as governor of virginia. i know you will have many opportunities. maybe some around the country, and around the world. but i want to humbly ask you this. no matter where you came from, today you are here in virginia. so if you are going to create something big, create it in virginia. if you are going to open a business, open it in virginia. if you are going to be a great artist or doctor or teachers or professors or lawyer or counselor, or whatever it may be, do it in virginia. we want to keep your talents and your dreams in virginia. we want you to pay taxes in virginia. so thank you for your hard work these last four years or five years or six years. you have gotten to this day with love and support of your families, your parents, members of the boredom the president, faculty. many have loved and nurtured do to get you to this day. so i say to you, though be great, go make a difference. god bless you. [applause] what's more from this year's graduates at the school of communication at american university in washington.
, virginia. two people were killed in the memorial day accident. and now the national transportation safety board is asking its canadian counterparts to assist because one pilot worked for the ntsb and the other worked for the faa. bruce leshan has more. >> the pilot of this beach craft is thomas provin. an faa employee from broad run, virginia, near manassas. you can see that there's very, very little damage here to the propeller. it may have been stalled. he may have been gliding in and he was both lucky and skilled because he threaded the needle between those trees. one of the trees sheered off his right wing, but he still survived. i talked to his wife in their hospital room. she said he was okay, but not yet ready to talk to us. investigators not talking at this point, but look at this very interesting damage. this hole right here with red paint around it. and then the damage down here to this wing. the back of the wing and the tearing of the metal like that. those are st kinds of things that investigators are going to be looking at to see if they can pinpoint this midair collision. i
, keeping his eye on rain showers and maybe thunderstorm activity to our west. >> you got it. west virginia looking at rain showers and thunderstorms that continue. other parts of the area dealing with fog and mist this morning. we have it all. eventually a warm and humid day with temperatures in the 80s. then again this afternoon we have to look out for more scattered showers and thunderstorms. could be on the strong si thund to our west. again, you're focusing here into eastern west virginia. they've had a tendency to fall apart a little bit. we'll see if they make it into the d.c. metro area. off to the north and west a cold front. towards detroit and chicago you see the light rain showers. that will start to sag into the region later today. much of your day will be partly sunny, warm and humid, with highs in the 80s. near 90 near central virginia. tonight as the front moves in, we'll deal with the potential for another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms and again, some could be strong. temperatures are warm. 67 now in washington. 16bwi marshall -- 61 at bwi marshall. 88in fred
answer is simple. compared to barack obama? >> hello, virginia. >> thank you, ohio. >>> and battleground politic was former ohio governor ted strickland and former virginia congressman tom davis. >>> then gauging the power of the taliban, al qaeda, and the afghan government with the chairs of the senate and house intelligence committees, democrat dianne feinstein and republican mike rogers. >>> plus, the anemic recovery and the election with "the national journal's" major garrett and janice rivlin. i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union." >>> republican leaders and former rivals are gathering around mitt romney's candidacy, but the coalescing lacks a certain warm and fuzzy feature. >> compared to barack obama? i would trust mitt romney 100 times over. >> he's the guy. he called and i called him back. we kind of traded some voicemails. >> he's the person that is going to go up against barack obama. it's pretty clear. and we need to win this race. >> i am joined by the latest candidate to exit the race, former house speaker newt gingrich. thanks for being here this morning. >> g
rich virginia history. a couple questions. one is artifacts when you dig for them, what's the average department in the ground? with the exception of the confederate earthworks. i under thstand that. is it by gravity? what's the average department and why are they in the ground certain places deeper than others? the red brick structure in the background, is that a rebuilt church or is part of it original? and can you speak to the settlement that was in maine that was i don't know if it was abandoned by cold weather perhaps. thank you so much. >> okay. that's a lot of questions there. as far as depth. it depends where the object was dropped or thrown. if it goes down a well, it can be 15 feet deep. if it's in a layer that's just been laid on the ground and, say, when a confederate earthwork was built here, some ground's removed, it would be right on the surface, so it just all depends how the land was used where the artifact's found. let's see. go ahead. >> the church. >> oh, the church. the church you see behind us. yes, it's a 1907 reconstruction behind an original chur
through battleground virginia. >> that's right. it is expected to be a very busy day in battleground virginia for republicans. in chantilly at exhibit edge, preparations are underway for mitt romney's arrival. is expected to hold a campaign event here around 10:00 this morning. expect a lot of people to come here now that we expect he will be the presumptive republican nominee. in virginia today newt gingrich is expected to hold a campaign event around 3:00 this afternoon to step down, suspending his campaign, making mitt romney it's a presumptive nominee. romney's event in northern virginia comes just three days ahead of president obama's official kickoff to his reelection campaign. her is holding an event saturday in richmond. what we know from 2008 and what we will look for in this election is that virginia is going to be a very big states that both sides will be looking for. we know republicans and democrats have a number of events scheduled over the next couple days here. mitt romney will be here this morning and then he is expected to be in arlington. later this arlington -- in
for memorial day weekend the virginia department of transportation launched an enhanced version of its 511 traffic reporting info system. drivers can now download a free mobile phone app to access realtime traffic information including online video of traffic conditions. >>> prices at the pump are a pretty big concern for people driving this holiday weekend. according to aaa, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.67 today. in the greater washington area it's 3.65. throughout the rest of this half hour we'll take a closer look at gas prices on the way to some popular destinations like the eastern shore beaches. today we checked with and found the best price along the way is a shell station along route 50 in mardella springs where you'll pay 3.46 a gallon for unleaded. >>> it's expected to be the busiest travel holiday weekend in five years. >> reporter: i'm scott broom along the delaware seashore where visitors this memorial day weekend will find a lot of new things to talk about. it is a frustrating welcome to rehoboth beach, no place to park with all that
.c. a woman was arrested at 57 straight. >> turning to a terrible ordeal for homeowners in stafford virginia. the young couple said the attackers broke into their home and forced them to strip naked while pointing out things they could steal. tom roussey has the story. >> that is scary. >> these whitewater village residents came together to discuss what they could do to help such a scary crime from happening again. >> i will go door-to-door and teller for neighbor that i know and even people i don't this situation so they can be aware. >> the stafford county sheriff says two houses were hit last night. neighbors say beauport olympic drive. in both cases, the criminals got into a basement window. they tore the screen off and ransacked the place. but the owner had not moved in yet and was not there. the other houses where the scariest crime happened. >> i am horrified. >> one man carrying a knife " the couple up after allowing the woman to put her baby in a swing in the basement, but forced the young couple to strip naked and then took them through the house for 40 minutes forcing them to poin
, topper. we have breaking news for you out of culpeper, virginia. a police officer now faces a charge of murder. the indictment came down just a short time ago. that officer was 32-year-old daniel harmon wright of gainesville and the murder indictment is connected to the shooting death of patricia cook. officer harmon shot and killed cook during an incident you'll remember from february. we have more coming your way on 9news now at 11:00. >>> meantime, tonight police all over the d.c. area are bidding a fond farewell to the godfather of go-go, chuck brown. it started at 11:00 this morning down at the historic howard theater at northwest and tonight it's still going strong. it will be that way for another few hours. the cameras are not allowed inside the viewing, but his family did release this photo. there they are, people paying respect to chuck brown. matt jablow is live where more and more folks are still showing up. matt. >> derek, it should come as no surprised to anybody that knows chuck brown. thousands of people has come to the viewing and the impromptu block party that chuck
's permission to use a tanning bed. in virginia those under 15 need permission. >> whoa. makes you want to like spf 60, 75. 80. >> a hundred. >> so a little sun today? >> we saw a little sun. a lot of clouds this afternoon. >> a lot of clouds. we've had the waves come through. we saw a wave come through earlier this week and now another wave of showers and storms moving through. one more yet to come. in between we have seen some sunshine and we will see more sun around the district and about the next hour. right now that sun back toward leesburg and the winchester area, right now though the storminess is just down to the south of washington. outside right now let's take a look at storm 4 radar where the storms are right now just on down to the south including southern portions of fairfax county in through charles county and back toward prince william and stafford county. there is fairly heavy rain here. also this is the next line i'm talking about making its way right across virginia, west virginia border here. it's going to continue on to the east and may redevelop as we are seeing sunshine ar
. >> brown: then, we turn to the presidential race, as the campaigns ramp up in virginia, expected to be one of several key battleground states. >> ifill: hari sreenivasan reports on the balancing act for educators who try to steer clear of politics when teaching climate science. >> the science classroom is about using fundamental principles of science. it's not about talking about policy debates. it's evidence. >> brown: ray suarez examines the shifting burden of responsibility in afghanistan after president obama signed a pact heralding a new era of partnership between the two nations. >> ifill: and judy woodruff talks with gerda weissmann klein about how her horrifying years in nazi captivity inspired her to work with students on the value of american citizenship. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> citi turns 200 this year. in that time, there have been some good days and some difficult ones. but through it all, we persevered, supporting some of t
hosting a fund raiser at the ritz carlton and it will be a very busy time in virginia for a lot of reasons. earlier today he kicked off his campaign in virginia. it was no coincidence mitt romney was surrounded today by women. >> at an -- at a woman owned business and introduced by a woman -- >> we appreciate all these women being here -- >> his mo is not hard to figure out. he is offering economic empathy. >> i will make america a great place for entrepreneur doors again. for women and men who own businesses. we have to get business going again in this country. >> when i go to the polls, it is about this. i see how it affects families. >> i actually do have a small business. i just need government to stop overtaxing me. >> he faces an up hill battle. polls show him down 13 points among women in virginia. >> it will come down to webb and i think. absolutely. the records between those two are night and day. his record is clearly abysmal on that issue. >> expect plenty more of that in the old dominion tomorrow. tomorrow he heads south where he has a visit side-by-side with gov. mcdonnell. th
campaign say it is unlikely it will produce a major shift. >> some people feel differently. virginia voters could go either way, november. rebecca cooper is live with more on what virginians think about the announcement. >> as you know, this is a key swing state in the campaign. in 2006, they overwhelmingly approved an amendment to ban same-sex marriage. as you noted, in recent polls it shows attitudes shifting and voters more sharply divided. how do voters feel? we came here to prince william county to talk to them. from the barber shop -- >> it makes me more energized to get out and vote. >> -- to the bowling alley and voters today weighed in on his change of heart. >> i think it will cost him some votes with some older people that might have been voting for him, but for the younger people equality might help him out. >> some people may not agree with it but they will vote for him because they agree with all the other good things that come along with him. >> voters we spoke to said even in conservative parts of the virginia, there are other issues voters care about more. >> i think health
roads -- which of those near you are closed. 60s, off to a mild start throughout virginia, maryland, and the eastern shore. much of west virginia, as well. upper 50s to near 60 degrees. here's what's been happening the last 12 hours. all this moving color, those are the showers, they are diminishing. got clusters of heavier downpours farther south in southern virginia. that may move closer to the metro area later this afternoon. right now the closeup view of the radar showing thankfully that heavier rain we had this morning is diminishing in size and in intensity. right now just a few sprinkles in the district, prince george's, in fairfax, and down toward woodbridge and southern prince william county. there's one moderate shower here right along the potomac where it meets montgomery county and fairfax county. that's right near great falls. that's slowly drifting into montgomery county over the next half-hour. so the roads are going to be wet as a result. and with that overnight rain, we've got flash flood warnings out for prince william county, it includes the cities of manassas, ma
down to the south and east. northern virginia is really going to be under the gun here over the next couple hours. we'll talk more about those storms and where they are right now, where they're going and what you can expect over the next few hours. >> thanks, doug. >>> a member of the air force honor guard is in the hospital tonight after a violent attack at a bar in college park. police say he was beaten. he was choked. he was thrown to the ground by a bouncer at r.j. bentley's. pat? >> reporter: 400-pound man, 200-pound man. police say what happened across that street was a felony assault. police say the suspect is 6'2" and weighs 400 pounds. a 28-year-old bar bouncer. they say the victim is a member of the air force honor guard, 23 years old, about 6'2", about 187 pounds. the scene, r.j. bentley's, a popular bar in college park, not far from the university of maryland. this is how they say it happened. saturday around midnight. the airman is inside the bar. he tosses a drink on somebody and he gets thrown out. a short time later, he comes back. he tries to get into the ba
stopped looking for work. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail in ojaio and virginia. he appeared before large crowds, alongside first lady michelle obama and tried to draw a contrast between the republican view of economic health and his vision. he said that romney believes that bigger profits lead to bigger jobs. >> he doesn't seem to understand that maximizing profits whether it's by layoffs or outsourcing or tax avoidance or union busting might not always be good for the average american or for the american economy. why else would he want to spend trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. >> reporter: so the campaign will turn on the economy and voters and candidates will be watching the economic numbers over the next six months. >> eric: that will be part of the race, of course. steve, thanks so much. there are quis about the economy and president obama called the latest unemployment figures good news, brushing off disappointing jobless numbers and says he intends to have congress take, quote, commonsense ideas to create jobs. will that give the econom
to afghanistan and the fight for virginia. tonight on washington week. >> we undertook almost like a "mission: impossible" retrieval to bring him into the embassy. >> gwen: the complicated case of chen quangcheng that plunged the u.s. into a domestic standoff with china. the president's secret trip to afghanistan. >> the agreement we signed today sends a clear message to the afghan people. as you stand up, you will not stand alone. gwen: what it meant and what it didn't mean. today's new unemployment numbers. is the economy getting better or have job seekers given up? >> this is a sad time in america, when people who want work can't find jobs. >> and mitt romney ties up loose ends. their name, santorum, bachmann and gingrich. >> i'm asked sometimes is mitt romney conservative enough, and my answer is simple -- compared to barack obama? you know, this is not a choice between mitt romney and ronald reagan. gwen: covering the week, martha raddatz of abc news, peter baker of the new york times, david wessel of the "wall street journal" and charles babington of "the associated press." >> award-win
as well. at 5:10, we'll take a look at 95 in virginia. back to you. >> thanks, monika. >>> this morning president obama is on his way back to the united states from afghanistan. >> he made a surprise visit to see u.s. troops in the country and address the american people on the one-year anniversary of osama bin laden's death. 9news now reporter delia goncalves is live outside the white house with more. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning, andrea, mike. the president is expected to return to the white house here later this afternoon. even mitt romney himself credited the president for his trip to afghanistan saying it was crucial to explain to americans and the troops the future of this war. president barack obama arrived in afghanistan in darkness. the president laid out a plan to end the war in 2014, 13 years after it first began. he says our goals will shift to support and training of the afghan people and the afghan army. the president sign add ten-year agreement -- signed a ten-year agreement with president karzai before addressing the country. >> this time of war began i
patchy fog, especially in virginia. we have light fog. i don't have dense fog yet. it's a cool morning all across the region. 57 now at reagan national. and later today we'll have a white variety in temperature. east of that front, highs only maybe low 70s around the bay and eastern shore. near 80 around the metro area, but most of va into west virginia, it should be into the mid to upper 80s this afternoon. here's the day planner for the metro area. we've got to have some sunshine in and out through the morning and afternoon hours. temperatures around noontime, 70s and 80s. maybe an isolated thundershower rolling through as we. i don't anticipate any severe storms today. >> another update, look at radar. danella has another look at traffic. good morning. >> have a disabled vehicle just in your right shoulder lane here. checking things out on 66 at fairfax, travel lanes are open. i'm seeing more volume in this area, but your travel speed not bad at all. you're at about 58 miles an hour. 11 minutes to get from the baeltway. over to the rails, 890 looking at a ten-minute delay. also mark
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